Emergency Cloud System

Welcome to the project page for the WB2IFS/3 Emergency Cloud System!

This whole project started with a question I posed on linkedin.com Sept 6, 2012 in the Amateur Radio Emergency Communicator group: "Ok. here's the hypothetical: you're in a shelter after having been evacuated. Power and local communications are down including internet. You pull out your wifi capable tablet or phone and notice that there's a single wifi signal called HELP_SITE1. you connect and find yourself at a canned web site with vital emergency information on it. Question: What would be the most useful information that would appear on that site?"

Recent Announcements

  • Back in the saddle... After a hiatus of a few months, I'm reconsidering the design of the ECS software. The WordPress.org software was taxing the old Raspberry PI B to it's ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2015, 10:12 AM by Jesse Alexander
  • Wrote a little connection announcement script I wrote a little shell script for Linux that will provide an audible announcements when the "localnode" connects with the mesh. It uses espeak and has a British accent. (Makes ...
    Posted Jun 6, 2015, 11:04 AM by Jesse Alexander
  • Good news from BBHN Looks like BBHN will continue support for the WRT54s. This is great news. And it also looks like they are "forking" their code to provide support for Emcomm operations using ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2015, 2:07 PM by Jesse Alexander
  • Magnetic mount antennas I get many questions about the mag mount antennas I use on my truck for this project.  They are 7dBi, Omnis from Data-Alliance equipped with RP-TNC connectors for ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2015, 8:24 AM by Jesse Alexander
  • Raspberry Pi wild goose I'd just chased a technical wild goose around the lab! The Raspberry Pi was unstable, intermittently rebooting, throwing weird errors,etc. all because of problems with the USB ports ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 7:13 AM by Jesse Alexander
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